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Happy Birthday Old Friend

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Charity, Feb 13, 2018.


  1. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    I just have to give a mention to Bunty and Toppy's best friend Charlie who is 20 years old today bless him. Charlie used to live next door until last year. Four years ago, his Mum and I went to Cats Protection together, she adopted Charlie and I adopted Toppy. I tried for many years to get her to have a cat for companionship and it wasn't until she saw Charlie one day on the Cats Protection website, who was then left alone at the age of 16, that she decided to take my advice.

    He is a really lovely boy and he has made his Mum so happy and given her so much companionship He has a little dementia now and likes to shout a lot and most of his day is spent sleeping. He meows at night to get his Mum to come and tuck him up in bed. He likes watching the birds and squirrels and, in the summer, he takes a little walk round the garden on a lead as they now live near to a main road. Happy Birthday old lad, you're beautiful. xx

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  2. Summercat

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    Happy birthday Charlie :cool:!
     
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  3. SbanR

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    Many Happy Returns of the Day Charlie.
    You look so young in your photos:)
     
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  4. LJC675

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    Aw Charlie you are so gorgeous, happy birthday.
     
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    Happy Birthday gorgeous boy xx
     
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  6. Summercat

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    I agree with @SbanR , he does look young!
     
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    Happy Birthday Charlie - hope your slave is spoiling you today :)
     
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    Happy birthday young man x
     
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  9. buffie

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    Happy 20th Birthday Charlie

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  10. ewelsh

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    Happy 20th Birthday Charlie, enjoy your day.

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    @Charity that story has really moved me, poor Charlie at 16yrs old must have been overlooked so many times, just because he is old. Good on your friend, it was obviously meant to be, look at the love he has given back! X
     
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  11. Gwen9244

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    Aawww happy 20th birthday Charlie! Such a handsome boy who definitely looks younger than his years. Hope you are getting loads of treats and cuddles on your special day!
     
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    Happy Birthday Charlie! What a fantastic age :Cat
     
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  13. Charity

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    Yes, he was being overlooked. Cats Protection did a big appeal on his 16th birthday and my friend felt so sorry for him that she changed her decision not to have a pet and we went to see him. She fell in love with him at first glance, he is a really laid back cat. The only health issue he has had in four years is ingrowing eyelashes and he got through an operation to sort those out. When he had his last vet visit, he was A1. He is getting a bit thinner now but, hopefully, he will carry on for some time yet.
     
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    What a mile stone!!!
    Happy birthday Charlie you are a cutie xx
     
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    agh my eyes are leaking again!
    why don't more people appreciate those wonderful golden years with an older cat?
     
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    happy birthday Charlie you look great for you age.
     
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  17. Summercat

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    @Charity
    If you don’t mind my asking, do you know why he was in the rescue, and how long was he there?
     
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    Happy Birthday Charlie!
     
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  19. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    His previous owner passed away. I believe he was in the rescue for several months.
     
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  20. Pavonine

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    What a handsome boy! Happy birthday Charlie xx
     
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